Students can request an opportunity to defer in writing. Normally, deferrals are granted for unusual or mitigating circumstances that create challenges for a student to enter the Master of Science in Anesthesiology at that time. Also some “once in a lifetime opportunities” may arise, making a request to defer reasonable. Some examples include difficult family circumstances, birth of a child, participation in the Olympics, a Fulbright Scholarship opportunity, Teach for America, etc. Students should enter when they have achieved a high degree of readiness to engage fully in the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. The AA Program Directors will decide whether to grant the deferral.
If a student is a non-resident at the time of initial acceptance, it is not possible to move to Colorado and during the year of deferral become a Colorado resident. There are certain requirements regarding deferral that must be met: